In some instances, you might want to deploy your MED-V workspace manually, for example, if your company does not use an electronic software distribution system to deploy applications.
This section provides instruction about how to manually deploy a MED-V workspace.
To deploy a MED-V workspace manually
Copy all prerequisite applications and the MED-V workspace package files to a shared drive or to a DVD. The following is a list of the required applications and files.
- Windows Virtual PC. For more
information, see Configure Installation
- Windows Virtual PC Additions and
Updates. For more information, see Configure Installation
- MED-V Host Agent Installation File –
installs the Host Agent (MED-V_HostAgent_Setup installation
Warning Close Internet Explorer before you install the MED-V Host Agent, otherwise conflicts can occur later with URL redirection. You can also do this by specifying a computer restart during a distribution.
- MED-V Workspace Installer, VHD, and Setup
Executable – created with the MED-V Workspace Packager.
For more information, see Create a MED-V Workspace
Important The compressed VHD file (.medv) and the Setup executable program (setup.exe) must be in the same folder as the MED-V workspace installer.
- Windows Virtual PC. For more information, see Configure Installation Prerequisites.
Install the following in the order listed. The end user can perform this task manually or you can create a script to install the following:
- Windows Virtual PC and the Windows Virtual PC
additions and updates. A computer restart is required.
- The MED-V Host Agent.
Note If it is running, Internet Explorer must be restarted before the installation of the MED-V Host Agent can finish.
- The MED-V workspace package.
Install the MED-V workspace by running the setup.exe program that is included in the MED-V workspace package files.
- Windows Virtual PC and the Windows Virtual PC additions and updates. A computer restart is required.
Complete first time setup.
After the MED-V workspace is installed, you have the option of starting MED-V. This starts the MED-V Host Agent. You can either start MED-V at that time, or start the MED-V Host Agent later to complete first time setup.
To start the MED-V Host Agent, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and then click MED-V Host Agent.